Susquehanna® Pawpaw Tree

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Newest Baking Ingredient Susquehanna® Pawpaw Tree!

  • Smooth Yellow-Green Skin
  • Creamy Yellow Flesh
  • Custard-Like Melting Texture
  • Honeyed Flavor
  • Reddish-Purple Flowers
  • Delicious & Nutritious Fruit
  • Late Ripening
  • Very Large Fruit
  • Fewer Seeds Than Most Varieties
  • Keeps Well At Room Temperature
  • Last Up To A Month In Refrigeration
  • Disease & Pest Free

What did the first inhabitants of North America know that most people today don't know? How delicious and nutritious the Pawpaw fruit is! And the Susquehanna Pawpaw (Asimina triloba 'Susquehanna') is one of the best varieties!

The Susquehanna is a variety that produces large fruit with yellow to yellowish-green skin. Its creamy flesh is a mellow yellow, with a buttery texture and sweet, rich flavor. You and your family will love eating this honey-flavored fruit fresh from the tree, just slice in half, scoop out the seeds, and enjoy!

Early in the spring, your Susquehanna Pawpaw comes alive with lovely dark red to reddish-purple bell-shaped blossoms. Butterflies and hummingbirds find them irresistible.

You will need a pollinator plant partner that is not genetically the same because they are unable to self-pollinate. You can also hand pollinate by using a small brush. If you do want more fruit per tree, go ahead and plant Susquehanna with another Pawpaw variety for cross-pollination.

No room for two trees? Try this high-density planting technique in our Garden Blog. You’ll boost the yield from both trees while saving space! Providing incredibly delicious fruit with a firm-buttery texture from your tree!

How to Use Susquehanna® Pawpaw Tree In The Landscape

If you want, you can also use this variety for Pawpaw bread, pies, parfaits, custard, cookies, cakes, muffins, ice cream, pudding, jam, and smoothies. It’s of course delectable eaten fresh, just spoon out the honey-flavored custardy flesh! You’ll have a plentiful harvest from your tree to try them out in all your favorite recipes.

Your Susquehanna Pawpaw will grow into a small tree that will look great in your garden. You can also plant it as part of your edible landscape because the foliage is a beautiful deep green in the spring and summer, then turns golden-yellow in the fall.

You will love both the fruit and foliage of this wonderful tree. And don't worry about insects or cold weather because this variety does well with both!

With the tropical foliage, unique blooms and fruit, the Pawpaw is an easy-care and exotic tree for shade and specimen plantings alike!

Shade your patio and seating areas or use one to anchor your foundation plantings! Both front and back yard locations where these exotic-looking trees fit nicely!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Plant your Susquehanna Pawpaw in full sun for best yield, but if you are planting it as an ornamental, you can put it in a shady part of your yard.

This variety likes most types of soil but prefers something slightly acidic with well-drained loam with plenty of composted plant material. Provide a great layer of mulch over your root system to ensure moisture retention and insulation.

Not only does it taste great, but it actually produces compounds that most insects do not like so you don't have to spray it to keep the bugs off.

The time has come for you to order your very own Susquehanna Pawpaw and its pollinating partner from Find out what the Native Americans knew but your neighbors haven't figured out yet!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Susquehanna® Pawpaw Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'Susquehanna'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Red
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes